INTRODUCTION: Migrants Entrepreneurship in Europe, by ICEI For migrants, employment is not only a source of income, but also a pivotal activity to improve their integration more broadly. First, because it introduces the person in a diverse environment, where to establish relationships with local citizens; secondly, having a salary, makes possible to fulfill primary needs and have resources for more socially related activities. Thirdly, it introduces the migrant worker to the local culture of work. It is extremely important for… Read More »Focus Topic n#2: : Migrants Entrepreneurship
Hot Autumn for MILE in each of the project’s partners’ country! From September to December 2019 we delivered Capacity Building Events and Workshop Activities in the cities of Milan, Barcelona, Innsbruck and Patras. On one side, we implemented training activities to specifically answer at employers’ needs when hiring migrants and refugees in their companies. Particularly welcomed were workshops on diversity management and legal procedures. On the other side, we have offered third sector organisations and stakeholders an occasion to get… Read More »MILE LOCAL: activities in partners’ countries
MILE second study visit took place in Greece, Athens from the 19 to the 21 of November. The study visit gave participants the opportunity of exploring the Greek context and dynamics, especially related with the assistance and integration of refugees and asylum seekers. In fact, Greece is one of the arrival country for the majority of the asylum seekers looking for shelter in Europe; but with the time, it nowadays became a destination country too. This means that aspects of… Read More »2nd STUDY VISIT, Athens 19-21 November 2019
MILE’s partner in Spain, Action against Hunger, has held two Capacity Building events in Barcelona! Both of them had been facilitated by Joaquín Vergés Cabanzón, cultural mediator and Director of AMISI ( (Asociación para la Mediación Intercultural y Social con Inmigrantes) which is focused on implementing different types of programs addressed to migrant people. The first session took place on the 10th of October 2019 and it was dedicated to Third Sector professionals. The session started by explaining in what… Read More »Capacity Building Events in Barcelona!
Verein Multikulturell, in cooperation with the Tyrolean Labour Market Service, invited the sociologist and diversity researcher Kenan Güngör to speak at our brunch titled “Needed, but not wanted” held on the 16th October 2019 in Innsbruck. Mr Güngör provided insights on the possibilities and obstacles of vocational integration of third-country nationals into the labour market. Kenan Güngör offered a fresh perspective on the often-heard formula that encourages migrants to start working as quickly as possible to be successfully integrated. “If… Read More »Capacity Building Event in Innsbruck!
On 1st and 8th of October, MILE was in Milan with two Capacity Building events. The first, Diversity in the Workplace: benefits and challenges of migrants labour integration, was dedicated to employers and companies interested on the topic of diversity management. After receiving information regarding MILE’s research and guidelines on the national law for hiring migrants origins’ workers, they followed a workshop on diversity management, led by Maura Di Mauro, intercultural trainer and diversity consultant. You can find all resources… Read More »Capacity Building Events in Milan!
In every MILE’s cities, partners are working at Capacity Building activities Employers and for Third Sector Organisations. The first group follows training and practical activities regarding Diversity Managements and Diversity Advantage. But also, on legal procedures in hiring TCNs and how to build a plan for their corporate responsibility. The latter, will discuss the very phenomenon of migration and labour market. They will analyze historical and present dynamics, strategies in place and researches performed in the field. Experts in the… Read More »AUTUMN AT MILE: Capacity Building activities are starting soon!
Several events are implemented in the Western Greece Region by MILE partner Olympic Training and Consulting Ltd (@olykek) , with the participation of employers, local authorities, social services and employers’ associations. Such as the one that took place on the 29 of July at the former Town Hall of The Municipality of Varda, with the active support and participation of the Commercial Association of Varda (@ΕμπορικόςΣύλλογοςΒάρδαςΒουπρασία). The main goal was to disseminate MILE among stakeholders and also to have a… Read More »MILE’s News from Greece
VOICES OF EUROPEAN EMPLOYERS: CHALLENGES AND BENEFITS OF THE INCLUSIONOF MIGRANTS IN THE LABOUR MARKET The research was performed in 4 different EU countries. We used qualitative and quantitative methods, collecting 131 questionnaires and 41 guided interviews. In addition, we performed a Desk Research on labor market trends. Furthermore, main areas of our analysis comprised challenges for migrant workers, occupational profiles needed and employers needs in diversity management. Have a look at the Executive Summary, or read the… Read More »MILE RESEARCH RESULTS ARE OUT NOW
E.N.T.E.R. Europe, the European Network for Transfer and Exploitation of EU Project Results, just published a special edition of their online review FOCUS Europe. It collects best practices from active projects. And special insight is dedicated to our MILE Project! The title for July edition is: “Quo vadis, homo? The European Union at a crossroads concerning the vocational integration of refugees – green paper from grassroots projects”. A special thanks to ENTER Network for selecting MILE! Here to have access at the… Read More »Focus Europe: MILE cited as Best Practice for migrants labour integration